If I have a small auto repair business, what options do I have if a customer does not pay the $2,000 that they owe but they have possession of their car?
Question Details: We did the work 9 months ago. The total was $2713, most of which were parts. She paid $200 at the time of service and then $400 about 2 months later. Since then nothing; she hasn't even answered our calls. We are out $1993 for parts.
You can sue the customer in small claims court for breach of contract/account stated.
You can enforce a court judgment against the customer with a wage garnishment. In addition to the amount you are owed, you can recover court costs which include the court filing fee and process server fee.
Assuming that you have proof of you claim, you can bring suit in small claims court (you are withinh your stae;s dollar limit). Assuming that you prevail, you will be awarded a judgment. You can then enforce it by garishishin their wages, seizing their bank accounts or filing a lien against their property.